Why Burger Flippers are more RELIABLE than Innovation Managers


If you want to increase speed to market and decrease risk you need to drive out variation in your innovation system.
One of the best ways to do that is to upgrade from " management by objective"  to management coaching of WHAT, WHY & HOW. 

How to find the energy to continue to learn - so to not become IRRELEVANT


Good Morning Innovation Pioneers,
Yesterday I spent the day with some of the early Innovation Engineering Black Belts.  They are doing great work.   Really great and worthy work.

The Antidote to Today's Crisis


To paraphrase Dr. W. Edwards Deming from Out of the Crisis. “The aim of this book is transformation of the style of management.  Transformation of management is not a job of reconstruction, nor is it revision.  It requires a whole new structure, from foundation upward.  Mutation might be the word, except that mutation implies unordered spontaneity.  Transformation must take place with directed effort.  The aim of this book is to supply the direction. “
The “Crisis" Dr. Deming was referring to in the early 80’s was the unprecedented decline in sales and profitability experienced by the western world as a result of the advantage Japanese companies had in designing and manufacturing products with meaningfully higher quality and reliability.

An Investment in Education Pays the Best Interest


Ben Franklin wrote, “An investment in education pays the best interest.”   So too it is with innovation.  The greatest waste today is the lack of education provided in our schools and work places on how to innovate.  Our brains are jammed with content from the humanities, arts and sciences.  However, we are rarely if ever taught how to transform that content into innovations for making our worlds a better place.

Doug Hall

The Driving Eureka! Newsletter is a compilation of case studies, new techniques, thought provoking insights, an occasional rant, and excerpts from my books 



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